Welcome to our first Problem Solver Week, where we feature some of our favorite, easy-to-use, affordable product “hacks” to make your life a little easier.
And we’re starting in the closet, a place in the home that, at least for me, is a gauge of how my mind is functioning.
My closet gets out of control for a few reasons.
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First, because of the nature of my job, many new pieces come in frequently, and if I don’t regularly edit, I run out of space.
Second, when life gets extra busy, like around the holidays or when we’ve been over-scheduled for months with school and youth sports stuff, I “drop and go.”
I literally drop things and run to do something else.
And currently, my closet is in absolute chaos.
The good news is that it’s not so overwhelming to pull it back together because I have a system.
And these products are helpful regardless of how large or small your space.
Slim Velvet Hangers, $18
We couldn’t start a list of closet helpers without starting with our favorite, these Slim Velvet Hangers.
If you can only buy one item to transform your closet, buy these. You save tons of space and keep everything at eye level so you can see what you have without anything getting lost.
Plus, matching hangers make your space look and feel more cohesive.
I was tired of putting laundry away and opening one messy drawer after another. So, I recently purchased these drawer dividers for every underwear drawer in the house.
These make it practically impossible to throw your stuff in but just as easy to use.
And in our house, the easier we find things, the easier it is to start our day.
The system is great for underwear, bras, camis, and socks.
Shirt Folding Board, $17
I use to think that folding boards were a waste of money, especially since my years of retail taught be how to fold perfectly.
But I brought them back on a whim and they are so helpful.
It does save time if you like your garments folded a certain way, AND everything folded the same (1) saves space, (2) helps your space look organized and (3) helps you see exactly what you have.
Shelf Dividers, $46
Another item I thought was a waste of money and now regularly recommend are these shelf dividers.
They are game-changers.
You will almost double your shelve space and be able to stack sweaters, jeans, etc., that never topple over.
Wall Mounted Valet, $20
A Clothing Valet is a nice little extra to have. This one goes over a door or you can mount it on a wall.
Use it to hang your outfit, help you pack and place dry cleaning when it comes in.
Moisture and Odor Eliminator, $15.50
The worst thing that can happen to clothing in storage is moisture.
So pick up a couple packs of these Arm & Hammer Moisture Absorbers and hang them in your closets, include them in garment bags with special garments or with anything you’re putting in storage.
I even use them for holiday linens (since we only use them once a year), and extra bed linens.
Clutch Organizer, $18.50
Recently I found this less expensive alternative, that serves the same purpose.
You can use it for slim clutches, crossbody’s and wallets. It sits nicely on a shelf or in a drawer.
I always recommend having a rolling rack that you can pull out to help edit your closet, or pack for a trip.
If you don’t have the space for one, this over-the-door rack is a fabulous alternative for well under $20.
Hanging Purse Organizer, $15
One of the most frequent questions I get, especially during our Wardrobe Challenge, is how to store handbags when space is limited.
If you have a little bit of hanging room, this hanging purse organizer does the job.
It has clear compartments so you can fit at least 8 larger bags or double up some smaller ones.
Last, but not least, is my favorite new-to-me discovery, the adjustable shoe stacker.
It does just what it says, “stacks” your shoes so they not only stay together, but they save so much space.
You can pop them on any shelf or shoe rack.
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